Boy Arrested After Robbing Store With Toy Gun

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A 12-year-old boy has been
arrested after allegedly pointing what turned out to be a toy gun
at a convenience store clerk in northern Florida.

The Walton County Sheriff's Office says that the boy walked into
the store Thursday. Authorities say the boy pointed a wood
barreled, long gun at the clerk and demanded money from the cash
register. After handing him an undisclosed amount of money, the
clerk told deputies the boy said thank you and left.

A deputy on patrol saw the boy walking on a highway. The boy
attempted to run before being stopped.

Authorities say they found the money and toy weapon. The boy was
first transported to the Walton County Jail, and later transferred
to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Crestview.

Information from: Northwest Florida Daily News,

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